Squeaky Door – DIY Home Fix


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Do-It-Yourself - How To Fix A Squeaky Door We all know that one of the most annoying sounds within a house is a squeaky door. The door hinges being clogged with dust, dirt, or grime usually causes this annoying sound. Another factor that may also cause the door to squeak is the hinges being rusty or misaligned to the door frame. You can get rid of that annoying sound without having to take the door out of its frame or even opening the tool box. It should be noted that this is only a … [Read more...]

Lawn Ornaments Restoration DIY


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DIY Lawn Ornaments Restoration I love having pretty garden statues, cute little garden gnomes and other cool lawn ornaments in my yard, but with the hot Louisiana sun we have, it really takes a toll on the paint and appearance of them. I hate to get rid of them and buy new ones, so I decided to take it upon myself to make them look brand new again! Spring time is here! All the trees and flowers are starting to bloom. Grab those faded and dirty yard ornaments and make them new again! You … [Read more...]

Backyard Chickens DIY Project


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How to Keep Backyard Chickens Backyard Chickens? Yes, Chickens! Well right now they are in my living room, but when they get older they will be moved to the backyard. You see when they're this young they are still kept warm under their mother's down, so they aren't really supposed to go outside yet. Not only this, but I'm trying to be really careful because unbeknown to so many chicken owners, rats and hawks have an eye for young pullets and can swipe them in the blink of an eye. Now I … [Read more...]

DIY Window Treatments That Won’t Break The Bank!


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DIY Window Treatments Interested in DIY window treatments? The easiest way to change the decor in a room is with the accessories, but even those can get pretty pricey! When my oldest decided she wanted to go with zebra print in her room, I looked online to see what I could find for window treatments. HOLY COW!!! I was in sticker shock when I saw this simple valance! I knew there had to be a cheaper way to jazz up her windows! Then it hit me, foam board! It's light, it's cheap, it's … [Read more...]

Bathroom Vanity DIY-From Trash To Treasure


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Bathroom Vanity DIY Project At the moment, we're redoing our bathroom. We've been busy looking at the Fawcett Plumbing Services, getting quotes on tiles and materials, and looking into new features we can add to update it a bit more. However, our budget is quickly being eaten up so we're looking to save some money with our DIY skills, starting with our new vanity. A bathroom vanity is a focal point in any bathroom. When we first started on our bathroom remodel, we knew our old one needed … [Read more...]

Granite Alternative-Achieving The Granite Look


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Granite Alternative Using Spray Paint A granite alternative can be found everywhere using all sort of different materials. As we were doing the top of our vanity for our bathroom, we realized we had too much "white." White vanity with a white sink and we needed a way to break it up some. We started doing some research looking for a granite alternative, since a custom cut slab of granite was just not in the budget. After searching the internet and a trip to Lowe's, we found a perfect way to … [Read more...]

Drywall Crack Repair DIY


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DIY Drywall Crack Repair Drywall crack repair is one of those jobs nobody looks forward to doing. In fact, when I posted to the wall that I was going to do the repair over the weekend, the first response I got was "Just hang a tapestry over it." That seems to be the initial response for a lot of people out there. I am going to show you 2 methods of repairing the cracks. One any amateur can do and the other is a little more advanced, but still simpler than the alternative which is ripping out … [Read more...]

Outgrown Crib? Turn it into a Child’s Desk


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Turn an Outgrown Crib into a Child's Desk What an amazing idea - turn an outgrown crib into a child's desk! Having had triplets, we definitely have a few extra cribs in storage. I know for a fact that we will not be having any more babies, I just haven't been able to part with them. Then I saw an amazing picture of a crib turned into a child's desk and instantly decided to convert one of our cribs into a desk! What You Will Need for Your Outgrown Crib: A crib with a removable drop … [Read more...]

Cozy Book Nook from a Cluttered Closet


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Cozy Book Nook Interested in making a cozy book nook from a closet? I am a self admitted Pinterest addict. I can log in to look for a recipe for dinner and 3 hours later, my kids are wondering why mom hasn't started cooking. About a month ago, I was lost in Pinterest-land and came across a picture of a closet that was made into a book nook. When I showed it to my husband, he said it looked easy enough to do. Whenever he says that, I know something isn't going to go as planned and I will somehow … [Read more...]

Home DIY Remodel Bathroom Project


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Home DIY Remodel of Our Bathroom We recently took on a home DIY remodel of our bathroom. We thought about hiring someone like Thomas Buckborough & Associates (https://www.tbadesigns.com/acton-design-build/) to do the job, but then decided that we would make the time and do it ourselves instead. I think we all have that one room in our homes that we wish we could redo and make it the way WE want! Ours is our master bathroom. While it is big with lots of room and a huge walk in closet, we have … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Countertop DIY


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Laundry Room Countertop Redo I want to preface this laundry room countertop post with a special thanks to Ana-White.com and her post on Sausha's Washer/Dryer Pedestals. Go there for the actual designs that I modified for my purpose. I will be mainly discussing my modifications and things to watch out for. The reason for the laundry room countertop project was to give my wife a place to fold the laundry without dumping it out on the dining room table and it taking 2 days to make it into the … [Read more...]

Headlight Restoration with Common Household Items


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Headlight Restoration Trick David recently posted an article on how to restore your headlights. While he overpaid for his headlight restoration kit (his words, not mine), spent a half hour on his project, and even had to use a Dewalt cordless drill, I’m going to show you a super cheap and fast way to get a temporary fix for the same problem. Perhaps if I had posted this first, David could have held off on that impulse buy and used this to get by until he got a delivery from Amazon! You … [Read more...]

Tree Removal- How I Saved $800


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How I Save $800 on Tree Removal As you all know by now, I am a very frugal person. However, there are some things that you just can't be cheap about. Surgeries, major car repair, major home repairs and Tree Removal are at the top of my list. When it comes to the little stuff, I am as handy as the next average Joe, but I respect the knowledge of a professional and will gladly pay for that expertise when it comes time to have the "big stuff" done. Such was the case with the trees we had … [Read more...]

Redo Counter Tops the Inexpensive Way


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DIY Wednesday - Redo Counter Tops Inexpensively Currently we live in a double-wide manufactured home. We are hoping to sell it in a few years and buy a house. It is over 10 years old so before we can consider doing that we have to do some much needed updating, such as redo counter tops throughout. We have done so much lately to make the house look nice and the counter tops were a horrid green color and were really clashing with what we have done in the kitchen. This same counter top is … [Read more...]

Paint Free Whitening for DIY Wednesday


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Paint Free Whitening We have been saying since the day we moved in that we needed to paint. Our walls are white, but they're....dull. I guess that would be the word for it. They need a fresh coat of paint. We have been holding off until we do the floors this fall, but in the meantime, this paint free whitening trick is a quick and easy way to brighten up your not-so-fresh paint. Plus, it's a good use for all the free vinegar we all stocked up on this summer! Paint Free Whitening Cleaner … [Read more...]

Mosquito and Fly Trap – How to Make One is Tuesday’s Tip


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How to Make a Mosquito and Fly Trap This homemade mosquito and fly trap is non toxic and cheap to make. It gives off no noticeable odor so it's perfect for inside the house too. Having dogs going in and out all day as I do invites too many flies in my home and this is the perfect solution.  Mine has been outside for 4 days and it's still working great. The photo below is after day 1. Rinse out a 2 ltr bottle and cut the bottle about 1/3 of the way down from the top. Add 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Refinishing Furniture – Save Money Through Creativity


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Refinishing Furniture to Save Money Have you had the experience of refinishing furniture? I am a softy for my boys. I want to be a good example to them. I want them to learn from me and never question whether or not it's the right things I am teaching them. I want them to experience the things I have gotten to experience. In some cases, I want them to have some of the same things that I have had. Now that Ethan is older, he needs a place besides his Bumbo to eat. I am a pack rat. I don't … [Read more...]

Revamp Your Closet For Free


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Revamp Your Closet Revamp your closet for free, get together with girlfriends, snacks, drinks, fun music and maybe a fashion show? My friends and I have this special girls day get together 1-2 times a year and we have a great time every time. What We Do When We Get Together We clean out our closets out, including clothes, jewelry, hand bags, tote bags, belts, shoes, kitchen cabinets and drawers for gadgets, dishes or appliances we don't want, kids clothes and toys no longer used or … [Read more...]

Becoming Mrs Fix It – You Can Too!


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Becoming Mrs Fix It As a woman, I've slowing been becoming Mrs Fix It. I have been thinking a lot lately about how I can help people while living the frugal lifestyle. However, I find that sometimes my help is really just me doing the actual work. So in the spirit of "teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime," here are a few things you should consider learning how to do. Becoming Mrs Fix It Tasks for You 1) Mow your own lawn. While having a cute guy in jeans mow your lawn week … [Read more...]

Child Proofing your Hotel Room


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Child Proofing Hotel Rooms Are you child proofing when out of town? If you will be traveling with little ones, this is a must read for your kids safety and your sanity. As a mother of triplets, I have had to make sure I pack certain safety items to keep my curious toddlers safe. Some of these are common sense, some of these you may laugh. Call the hotel before the trip and ask about child proofing (some offer this service). When you first arrive, do a quick sweep of the room (this is usually … [Read more...]

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